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I have sold a property at 501 1123 13 AVENUE SW in Calgary

I have sold a property at 501 1123 13 AVENUE SW in Calgary. See details here

A peaceful street, a prime location, and a prestigious building? This beautiful Executive Estates of Connaught condo has all the best of downtown living within steps, yet it’s set in a quiet section of the community with parks within a block on three sides. Inside, the classic layout begins with a spacious kitchen, where the L-shape provides plenty of cabinet and counter space. Quality design elements are subway tile backsplashes, gorgeous new oversize tile flooring, and stainless appliances that include a new fridge and dishwasher. A diner window overlooks the dining area and really opens up the space, which then flows into a large living room. Big, south-facing windows fill the entire home with so much natural light, and the covered balcony enjoys the same sunny orientation, making it the perfect spot for enjoying the stunning Calgary skies. The bedroom is generous, and in the well-appointed bathroom, and you will also notice the flooring has been replaced to match the kitchen. This unit also has tons of closet and storage space, including an in-suite laundry area. The entire apartment has also just been freshly painted. This popular building is clean and well-kept, and this flat has a spot in the off-street parking lot as well! The streets in this area are dotted with trees and parks, making it a lovely neighbourhood to walk in – which is great, because this home is located within steps of some of the best amenities and eateries Calgary has to offer. The Co-op grocery store is only two blocks away, and 17th Avenue offers a whole host of shops, restaurants, and services in just a few minutes walk. You could even walk or bike up to the Bow River Pathway system to enjoy hours of activity and scenery – this is an amazing opportunity for a first-time buyer or for an investor looking for rental value. See it today!

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I have sold a property at 504 1215 Cameron AVENUE SW in Calgary

I have sold a property at 504 1215 Cameron AVENUE SW in Calgary. See details here

Penthouse style living, complete with unobstructed views of the downtown skyline including the iconic Calgary tower – could it get any better? Welcome to Mt. Royal Terrace, one of Lower Mount Royal’s hidden gems, set just a block from the hottest restaurants along popular 17th Avenue. Inside, luxe details give upscale vibes that will make this the go-to spot for all your gatherings. Rich espresso cabinetry in the kitchen forms a stunning contrast with pristine white quartz counters and luxury vinyl plank flooring. Coffered ceilings, under-cabinet lighting, and subway tile backsplashes add an elegant visual dynamic, and quality stainless appliances finish the modern aesthetic. A pantry closet offers storage shelving and space for all your extras, as well as in-suite laundry. The huge eat-up island will be the hub of your dinner parties, and it overlooks a spacious and sunny living area, where a statement wood-burning fireplace is a rare feature that invites cozy conversations and relaxing nights in. Step through the sliding glass doors to a massive private balcony that runs the length of the condo and has trendy brownstone vibes that perfectly frame the city panorama. The primary suite is gorgeous haven, with an extensive walk-in closet and a lovely ensuite complete with a jetted soaker tub. This room has direct access to the balcony, as does the generous second bedroom. The main bathroom has recently been remodeled, where you will enjoy a spa-like steam shower with a bench, and central air conditioning rounds out this amazing home. The complex is well-managed, and offers plentiful common area patios and rooftop gardens, and this unit also has two parking stalls and an assigned storage locker in the heated parkade. This area is quiet, yet conveniently close to a plethora of eateries and shops, and living a walkable lifestyle is absolutely possible here. Proximity to primary routes connects this central community to the rest of the city in just a short drive, and you can easily get out to the mountains as well! The building does not allow any pets, cats, dogs or otherwise. Ask your realtor for a copy of bylaws included in MLS supplements.

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Take The Risk

Ultimately, taking risks can be a powerful way to push beyond our comfort zones and achieve great things. By approaching risk-taking with a thoughtful and calculated mindset, we can increase our chances of success and minimize the potential downsides.

So if you feel like there's something you want to try or accomplish like owning a home, up-sizing or downsizing, don't be afraid to take that leap of faith and see where it takes you. I'll be right beside you guiding you along the way!

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Ideas To Help You Create A Calming Space

The bedroom calls for warmth from the decor to the lighting in order to create an ambiance that is calm, cozy, and full of character. Here are 10 minimalist bedroom design ideas to help you create a calming space.

Neutral color palette: A minimalist bedroom design often features a neutral color palette that creates a calm and soothing ambiance. Shades of white, cream, beige, and gray can be used to create a serene environment.

Simple bed: A minimalist bedroom should have a simple and comfortable bed that doesn't take up too much space. A platform bed with clean lines and neutral bedding can create a calming effect.

Limited decor: Limiting the amount of decor in a minimalist bedroom is important. One or two pieces of art or a small plant can add character to the space without overwhelming it.

Natural materials: Using natural materials in the bedroom, such as wood or cotton, can add warmth and texture to the space. Incorporate these materials in the bed frame, nightstand, and rug.

Soft lighting: Soft and warm lighting can create a cozy atmosphere in a minimalist bedroom. Consider using table lamps or wall sconces instead of bright overhead lighting.

Hidden storage: Clutter can quickly ruin a minimalist bedroom design. Consider using hidden storage solutions such as under-bed storage or built-in closet organizers.

Simple window treatments: Simple window treatments such as sheer curtains or roman shades can create privacy while letting in natural light.

Minimalist furniture: Choose furniture with clean lines and simple designs. Avoid furniture with too many details or ornate designs that can overwhelm the space.

Decluttered surfaces: Keep surfaces clean and clutter-free. Limit the number of items on your nightstand or dresser to create a peaceful environment.

Personal touches: Add personal touches to the bedroom with a few carefully chosen items such as a favorite book or a family photo. But keep in mind to avoid cluttering the space.

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Earth Day 2023

Earth Day is an important global event that promotes awareness and encourages actions to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. Here are some reasons why Earth Day is important:

Environmental Awareness: Earth Day brings attention to environmental issues and helps people understand the impact of their actions on the planet. By raising awareness about environmental challenges such as climate change, air and water pollution, deforestation, and wildlife extinction, people are encouraged to take actions to address these problems.

Conservation: Earth Day promotes conservation efforts and encourages people to take action to preserve natural resources such as clean water, air, and soil. This can include reducing waste, using energy-efficient appliances, conserving water, and adopting sustainable practices.

Education: Earth Day provides an opportunity for education and learning about environmental issues. It's a time when schools, colleges, and universities organize events and activities to educate students and the wider community about the importance of protecting the planet.

Overall, Earth Day is important because it reminds us that we are all responsible for the health of our planet, and that we must take action to protect it. How are you being proactive in protecting the Earth?

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Guidelines To A Minimalist, Functional, & Aesthetically Pleasing Kitchen

Minimalism is a lifestyle with an emphasizes on improvement through simplification. The kitchen is a space that really benefits from this simple design. Here are some guidelines to help you design a minimalist kitchen that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing:

Declutter: Begin by eliminating any unnecessary items from your kitchen. Get rid of appliances, tools, and utensils that you never use. Keep only the essentials.

Simplify the color scheme: A minimalist kitchen should have a simple color palette, usually consisting of neutral tones such as white, black, grey, or beige. This will create a clean and cohesive look.

Choose clean lines: Minimalist kitchens tend to feature clean and simple lines. Avoid ornate or decorative elements that can make the space feel cluttered.

Opt for open shelving: Consider open shelving rather than traditional cabinets. This will make your kitchen feel more spacious and give you an opportunity to showcase your most beautiful kitchenware.

Invest in quality materials: Quality materials will last longer and require less maintenance. Consider investing in solid wood, stainless steel, or natural stone countertops.

Use lighting effectively: Lighting is essential in a minimalist kitchen. Use natural light as much as possible, and supplement with overhead and under-cabinet lighting to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Keep it functional: A minimalist kitchen should be functional and efficient. Make sure you have enough counter space and storage to keep all your essential items within reach.

By following these guidelines, you can create a minimalist kitchen that is both beautiful and functional. Remember, simplicity is key.

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New property listed in Beltline, Calgary

I have listed a new property at 501 1123 13 AVENUE SW in Calgary. See details here

A peaceful street, a prime location, and a prestigious building? This beautiful Executive Estates of Connaught condo has all the best of downtown living within steps, yet it’s set in a quiet section of the community with parks within a block on three sides. Inside, the classic layout begins with a spacious kitchen, where the L-shape provides plenty of cabinet and counter space. Quality design elements are subway tile backsplashes, gorgeous new oversize tile flooring, and stainless appliances that include a new fridge and dishwasher. A diner window overlooks the dining area and really opens up the space, which then flows into a large living room. Big, south-facing windows fill the entire home with so much natural light, and the covered balcony enjoys the same sunny orientation, making it the perfect spot for enjoying the stunning Calgary skies. The bedroom is generous, and in the well-appointed bathroom, and you will also notice the flooring has been replaced to match the kitchen. This unit also has tons of closet and storage space, including an in-suite laundry area. The entire apartment has also just been freshly painted. This popular building is clean and well-kept, and this flat has a spot in the off-street parking lot as well! The streets in this area are dotted with trees and parks, making it a lovely neighbourhood to walk in – which is great, because this home is located within steps of some of the best amenities and eateries Calgary has to offer. The Co-op grocery store is only two blocks away, and 17th Avenue offers a whole host of shops, restaurants, and services in just a few minutes walk. You could even walk or bike up to the Bow River Pathway system to enjoy hours of activity and scenery – this is an amazing opportunity for a first-time buyer or for an investor looking for rental value. See it today!

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New property listed in Panorama Hills, Calgary

I have listed a new property at 8106 70 Panamount DRIVE NW in Calgary. See details here

Panamount Place is the place to be in Panorama Hills if you love the perfect balance of convenience and lifestyle amenities, and this condo is a standout! A timeless layout is bright and open, and perfect for hosting gatherings. Light cabinets in the kitchen contrast nicely with modern black appliances and an upgraded dishwasher. Serve dinner in the adjacent dining nook, or at the eating bar overlooking the living area. The living room itself is spacious and sunny, thanks to sliding glass doors that lead out to a huge, double width, covered balcony with east exposure. The bedroom is large, with big windows. A walk-through closet connects to the ensuite, where jack and jill access is shared with the main living space. This unit also has upgraded in suite laundry, and includes underground parking with a secure attached storage unit. This complex is exceedingly well-connected. The pathway systems that run through the area begin within a half block, offering hours of enjoyment in nature. You can also wander over to the Panorama Hills Community Centre, where residents can access the parks, tennis courts, and event rental space, or simply appreciate the landscaped grounds and gardens. Across the main road, a bus terminal and the extensive Country Hills shopping centre provide endless choices, whether you stay close to home or hop on transit to head for an adventure. The amenities nearby are the library, theatre, Vivo Fitness Centre, soccer fields, and of course, various restaurants and cafes! There really is something for every craving with offerings spanning everything from coffee to the local pub to international fare. Primary routes nearby also make it easy to drive around Calgary to visit friends, and proximity to Stoney Trail gives you the option to head to the mountains or the airport and skip the traffic. See this one today!

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8 Tips For A Stress-Free Move

Here are some tips on how to have a stress-free move. I encourage you to keep this handy for when you have a move coming up yourself or you know someone who has one planned. I also have a link to a website where you can check to see if your mover is registered or if they have any complaints lodged against them. 

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠ 

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I have sold a property at 226 Point Mckay TERRACE NW in Calgary

I have sold a property at 226 Point Mckay TERRACE NW in Calgary. See details here

Welcome to Point McKay Terrace - Nestled on a quiet street in the highly desirable riverfront neighborhood of Point McKay, this is your chance to get in and make this townhouse your own. As one of the largest in this complex, this 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bathroom 4-level split townhome has almost 1,500 sq ft of above grade living space. Walking in you are immediately greeted by a large foyer with front coat closet, handy 2-piece bathroom and access to the single attached garage. Up a few steps to the huge living room with soaring 12 foot + ceiling and a wall of windows providing plenty of natural light and access to your private fenced yard. Snuggle up with a good book in the cozy nook featuring a wood fireplace for those chilly winter evenings. This space could also be perfect as a den for work from home. Up a few more steps to the dining room which opens to below providing clear sightlines into the living room - perfect for entertaining. The large kitchen and breakfast nook has a huge walk-in pantry with ample storage. South facing windows flood the area with sunlight. This space also gives access to a large front deck with BBQ gas line. Upstairs, this home hosts its king-sized primary bedroom with 4-piece ensuite bath. Two additional good-sized bedrooms and full main bath complete the level. The basement provides a flex space, plenty of storage, utilities area (high efficiency furnace, tankless water heater and water softener) and the laundry area. No carpets! Hardwood and tile throughout. Unit is vacant and ready for a new owner to update to their tastes. There are 2 convenient areas for visitor parking in this little pocket of townhouses. This townhome is perfect for a growing family or urban professionals looking to be close to amenities and services - Market Mall, U of C, Foothills Hospital, Alberta Children's Hospital and only minutes to downtown. Run, bike or enjoy walks along the Bow River pathways. Close to Edworthy Park and easy access out to the mountains. Click on the 3D tour or call to book your in-person showing today! Pet friendly complex with board approval. 226 Point McKay Terrace NW.

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April 2023 | Bank of Canada Rate Announcement

The Bank of Canada has decided to maintain its target for the overnight rate at 4.5%, with the Bank Rate at 4.75% and the deposit rate at 4.5%. The bank is also continuing its policy of quantitative tightening.

Inflation in many countries is easing, but measures of core inflation in advanced economies suggest persistent price pressures, especially for services. Global economic growth has been stronger than anticipated, but is expected to weaken as tighter monetary policy continues to feed through those economies.

In Canada, demand is still exceeding supply and the labour market remains tight. Economic growth in the first quarter looks to be stronger than projected in January, but consumption is expected to moderate this year.

CPI inflation is expected to fall quickly to around 3% in the middle of this year and then decline more gradually to the 2% target by the end of 2024. The Bank remains prepared to raise the policy rate further if needed to return inflation to the 2% target.

Don't hesitate to contact me with Q's or for a referral to an amazing mortgage broker! Let's make your real estate dreams a reality.

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠ 

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Greater Calgary Real Estate Top Agent | March 2023
This is amazing, what fine company to be alongside! I’m so grateful to my clients for their trust and referrals that have made this possible! It's a privilege to be acknowledged as one of the Top Agents for March 2023 at Greater Calgary Real Estate.

THANK YOU! This couldn’t happen if it wasn't for my dedicated clients and the terrific people who support me. I appreciate your ongoing trust and support and look forward to what the rest of the year brings.
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March 2023 - Calgary Real Estate Housing Market Update

Sales and new listings have improved over the levels reported at the beginning of the year. As a result, the spread between sales and new listings supported some expected monthly inventory level gains.
However, the 3,233 available units reflected the lowest March inventory levels since 2006 and left the months of supply just above one month, firmly in the seller’s territory.

While conditions are not as tight as last March, low inventory levels leave purchasers with limited choice, once again driving up home prices. Total unadjusted residential home prices reached $541,800 in March, a 2% gain over last month and nearly 1% higher than prices reported last year.

While prices remain below the May 2022 high of $546,000, the pace of price growth over the first quarter has been stronger than expected due to the persistent seller’s market conditions. March recorded 3,318 new listings compared to the 2,432 sales, leaving the sales-to-new listings ratio relatively high at 73%. However, both sales and new listings have eased by 40% compared to levels reported last March.

If you or someone you know have questions about how this may impact your home selling or buying decision, send me a message!⁠

Jason Streich⁠
Greater Calgary Real Estate⁠
403 807 2204⁠
jstriech@shaw.ca⁠

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How To Make Your Entryway More Impressive

Entryways have the ability to be an impressive statement and give a home a luxurious finish and feel. If you’re looking to make your entryway more impressive or simply want to spruce it up, here are a few unique ways to turn heads.

Grand Lighting: Install a statement chandelier or pendant light to add a touch of glamour and drama to your entryway. The right lighting fixture can instantly make your entryway look luxurious and elegant.

Bold Colors: Consider using a bold color on your front door or accent wall to make a statement. Rich, deep colors like emerald green or navy blue can create a sense of luxury and sophistication.

Ornate Mirrors: Hang a large, ornate mirror in your entryway to reflect light and create the illusion of more space. A well-chosen mirror can also add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your space.

Statement Art: Consider hanging a large piece of statement art in your entryway to make a bold statement. Choose a piece that speaks to your personal style and complements the rest of your home's decor.

Luxe Materials: Incorporate luxurious materials like marble, brass, or velvet into your entryway design. A marble entryway floor, brass light fixtures, or a velvet bench can instantly elevate the look and feel of your space.

Unique Accessories: Incorporate unique accessories like a vintage umbrella stand, a statement vase, or a sculptural side table to add interest and personality to your entryway. These small touches can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of your space.

Customized Door: Consider installing a custom-made door with intricate carvings or detailed glasswork to create a grand entrance that's unique to your home. A custom door is an investment that can make a big impact on the look and value of your home.

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I have sold a property at 3803 Point Mckay ROAD NW in Calgary

I have sold a property at 3803 Point Mckay ROAD NW in Calgary. See details here

This townhome in popular Point McKay has style for days! Inside, the big bright entry is shared with the single attached garage. On the airy main level, full-height, triple-pane windows, and soaring ceilings are emphasized by a balcony-style stair landing, and glass railings allow natural light to filter back through every room. A corner fireplace in the living area is ready for your comfy chair and favorite book, and diagonal hardwood adds an artistic visual. Light wood tones and dramatic black accents form a classy contrast that continues into the dining area. The redesigned kitchen features sleek dark cabinetry paired with light quartz counters and oversize subway tile backsplashes. The eat-up island and the overlook into the dining room are rare elements that really bring the space together; perfect for entertaining! Heated tile floors keep your feet cozy as you cook, and there is also a laundry room here with tons of extra storage. Around the corner, a powder room has an exotic vibe, with unique design choices and quality finishes. On the top floor, the sunlit primary suite enjoys big windows and lovely views toward the river. The closet provides built in organizers, and the ensuite is reminiscent of an Italian villa, with textured walls and natural reds in the tile. The shower has a soaker tub, and glass blocks illuminate the unique space. In the second bedroom, a wall bed incorporates both a desk and bed for the ultimate functionality. A third bedroom could easily be your dedicated home office. In the main bathroom, nature-inspired finishes and high-end fittings evoke an alpine hotel, with an extended vessel sink, a wood vanity, and a gorgeous glassed-in shower. Outside, the deck gets a great mix of south and east sunlight, and surrounding hedges and trees give it a secret garden feel. This home is one of the best-located in the complex; it faces the historic sandstone McKay House, and backs onto a secluded glade next to the river paths. Visitor parking is also just a couple doors down. Walk, run, or bike along miles of the Bow River Pathway, or wander over to the area tennis courts or the outdoor athletic park. Nearby, Riverside Towers offer the luxurious Riverside Spa and Club as well as a golf centre, hair studio and a liquor store all within a short walk. You are also just a few minutes from iconic local eateries, LICS Ice Cream and the Lazy Loaf and Kettle. The Foothills Medical Centre, Children’s Hospital, and the University of Calgary are all in the area, and this well-situated community offers easy access to downtown and popular Kensington as well as a direct route west to the mountains. See it today!

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